[oh-uh-lahyt] /ˈoʊ əˌlaɪt/
a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe, in some places altered to ironstone by replacement with iron oxide.
any sedimentary rock, esp limestone, consisting of tiny spherical concentric grains within a fine matrix
“rock consisting of fine grains of carbonate of lime,” 1785, from Modern Latin oolites, from oo-, comb. form of Greek oon “egg” (cognate with Old English æg, see egg (n.)) + lithos “stone” (see litho-). So called because the rock resembles the roe of fish.
A sedimentary rock consisting of ooliths that are cemented together by calcium carbonate.
[oh-uh-lith] /ˈoʊ ə lɪθ/ noun, Geology. 1. any of the component concretions of a piece of oolite. /ˈəʊəˌlɪθ/ noun 1. any of the tiny spherical grains of sedimentary rock of which oolite is composed oolith (ō’ə-līt’) A small, round grain consisting of calcium carbonate, silica, or dolomite. Ooliths have concentric layers that form around a […]
[oh-ol-uh-jee] /oʊˈɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of ornithology that studies birds’ eggs. /əʊˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds’ eggs n. 1823, from oo- + -logy. Related: Oological.
[oo-lawng, -long] /ˈuˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/ noun 1. a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried. /ˈuːˌlɒŋ/ noun 1. a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried n. dark variety of Chinese tea, 1852, from Chinese wu-lung, literally “black dragon.”
[oo-mee-ak] /ˈu miˌæk/ noun 1. an open Eskimo boat that consists of a wooden frame covered with skins and provided with several thwarts: used for transport of goods and passengers. /ˈuːmɪˌæk/ noun 1. other words for umiak /ˈuːmɪˌæk/ noun 1. a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit Compare kayak n. “large […]